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Gentoo Sound project


1.  Project Description

The Sound team strives to provide users with the best sound experience through providing sound applications and drivers including alsa, audacious, amarok and such.

2.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Tony Vroon chainsaw Lead ( Herd Lead, Audacious and plugins, libnjb )
Alexis Ballier aballier Member ( misc )
Christoph Mende angelos Member ( misc )
Patrick McLean chutzpah Member ( misc )
Matsuu Takuto matsuu Member ( misc )
Tim Harder radhermit Member ( misc )
Samuli Suominen ssuominen Member ( misc )
Thomas Anderson tanderson Member ( misc )
Ben de Groot yngwin Member ( misc )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

3.  Resources

Resources offered by the sound project are:

4.  Herds

The sound project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
sound aballier, angelos, chainsaw, chutzpah, matsuu, radhermit, ssuominen, tanderson, yngwin media-sound and related packages
alsa chainsaw Advanced Linux Sound Architecture packages
proaudio aballier, nativemad, radhermit Professional audio applications and libraries

5.  Guidelines for sound herd

Ebuild maintenance

It's not uncommon that a package is part of sound herd but have a direct maintainer. To avoid misunderstanding, such packages are to be considered maintained by that developer, leaving the herd as a fallback for when the maintainer is away for too much time. Always try to get a hold of the direct maintainer before touching a package that has a direct maintainer.


Page updated July 11, 2010

Summary: The sound team provides and maintains sound applications and drivers.

Chris White

Diego Pettenò

Luis Medinas

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